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Taylor Swift Pens Emotional Poem About Betrayal for British Vogue

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In addition to landing herself on the cover of TIME magazine’s Person of the Year issue, Taylor Swift also covered British Vogue January 2018 issue. The 27-year-old singer was the star of a 12-page fashion spread in the mag, which would typically also come with an interview. But this is T.Swift we’re talking about, and she hasn’t done an interview in, like, forever.

Instead of chatting with an editor, the “Call It What You Want” singer instead penned an emotional poem to include with the pictures. Tay’s work is called “The Trick to Holding On,” and it’s all about betrayal and letting go of the people/things that wrong you.

The poem begins, “Let go of the ones who hurt you / Let go of the ones you outgrow / Let go of the words they hurl your way as you’re walking out the door.”

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Here’s “TTTHO” in full:

Let go of the ones who hurt you
Let go of the ones you outgrow
Let go of the words they hurl your way
as you’re walking out the door
The only thing cut and dry
In this hedge-maze life
Is the fact that their words will cut
but your tears will dry

They don’t tell you this when you are young
You can’t hold on to everything
Can’t show up for everyone
You pick your poison
Or your cure
Phone numbers you know by heart
And the ones you don’t answer any more

Hold on to the faint recognition in the eye of a stranger
As it catches you in its lustrous net
How quickly we become intertwined
How wonderful it is to forget
All the times your intuition failed you
But it hasn’t killed you yet
Hold on to childlike whims and moonlight swims and your blazing self-respect

And if you drive the roads of this town
Ones you’ve gone down so many times before
Flashback to all the times
Life nearly ran you off the road
But tonight your hand is steady
Suddenly you’ll know
The trick to holding on
Was all that letting go